Murphy and Polster back in pre season training


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Jamie Murphy has stepped up his return from a serious knee injury by joining Matt Polster for an early pre-season.

The Rangers winger has been out since last August after suffering an ACL injury during a Betfred Cup win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

The injury sparked a debate over the use of artificial pitches in the top flight of Scottish football with Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard critical of them.

But now Murphy could make his return for Rangers during pre-season friendlies scheduled for July. Gerrard's side face Oxford, Marseille, Blackburn and Derby while they also have Europa League qualifiers.

He joined versatile midfielder Polster in returning to the Hummel Training Centre early as the American looks to make an impact at the club.

Polster posted an image of the pair on his Instagram account to say: "Getting ready for pre-season with @j.murphy7".


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It's an age old cliché but sometimes it just applies. Murphy will be like a new signing.

In the Christmas tree formation, Jamie Murphy will be brilliant for us.
That’s a mouth watering prospect: also in the 433 he, Stewart and Arfield will be spelling each other as the inside forward on either side, with an outside winger on the other.

You can see that’s the way Gerrard wants to play but losing Murphy meant we had to play with two wingers far too often
Been said before, but ACL's are no longer the destructive injury they once were.

In the old days, players who suffered a torn ACL rarely returned to be the same player. The procedures and rehab have gotten much better in the last five years - you're seeing players come back and reaching peak performance again.

Achilles injuries have much more serious long-term consequences than ACL's these days.

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Is seems CRAZY that the season finished a couple of weeks ago and we are nearly at pre season camp stage ,I appreciate Murphy and pollster a wee bit earlier but all the same it seems a shorter gap every season


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I'll be glad to see Murphy back but if I'm being honest I don't remember much about him. I remember him being a grafter though and that's always good.

Hoping everyone's optimism is well placed, as he could really help us out this year.
Defoe has posted some videos on Instagram tonight and he looks like he's ready to play tomorrow - absolutely brilliant to see.

Saw Doc post earlier that he's been doing an intensive week somewhere too.

Our players know what's expected of them.
Glad to see the commitment from our players and It shows just how much it means to be ready for the upcoming season, players competing for places in the team will be there throughout which is great. 55 means as much to the squad as it does to us. #55 Lets Go.